Brian Hamilton covers the Fighting Irish for the Chicago Tribune (in which capacity he is regularly abused by the most self-indulgent fanbase west of Massachusetts). Got some questions about the country's temporarily top-ranked team? Brian's in the discussion below.

Update (3:10 p.m.): OK, he's done. Everyone say thank you to Brian and read his stuff in the Trib. He's on Twitter, too, @ChiTribHamilton.